Thomas Edgar “Tom” Staples, 74, of Suwanee, GA passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. He is survived by his sons, Rob Staples & wife, Nicole, of Chesapeake, VA; Chris Staples & wife, Paige, of Suwanee, GA; Nick Staples of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Landen Staples, Joshua Staples, Abigail Staples, Ella Staples; sister, Kay Taylor & husband, Ronnie, of Jackson, MS. Tom was a very supportive, giving man and always saw the best in people. He coached many years for the North Dekalb Little League Chargers. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Concord Baptist Church in Ackerman, MS with remains placed in state at 9:00 am. Rev. James Rushing will officiate. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in memory of Tom, to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Tommy Staples To good and faithful friend, may you rest in the hands of Jesus and I will see you again someday!
    Your friend
    Sonny Ellis

  2. Tommy grew up in the small town of Ackerman, MS along with many great friends. He will be greatly missed by all of us and we will smile at the mention of his name. He was taught to love the Lord and to live for Him. Our lives here are like a vapor according to Scripture. We must make the most of every day as we serve the Lord and love those He gives to us. May God give comfort to each of his family and friends.

  3. Tom was a classmate and good friend. We played football and were in the Ackerman High School band together. He will be missed. Dick Burney

  4. It is so difficult to lose lifelong friends. My fond memories of classmates and friends at AHS certainly included
    Tommy. We enjoyed reminiscing together at school reunions. He will certainly be missed. May you find comfort
    in God’s love during this sad time.

  5. Chris and Rob I’m so very sorry for the loss of your father. May God provide peace in your heart and an enormity of beautiful memories to share with your children. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there’s anything at all my family or I can do.

  6. Tom’s Mom (Ella) and my Dad dated in high school. Tom’s Uncle Eddie leased a garage from my Dad. As a child in Ackerman, I remember good times with both families. R. T. Tom’s Dad loved to fish. The entire Staples family is first class. Tom will be missed by all.

  7. I did not know Tommy as a grown man. I had not seen him since graduating high School. We both grew up in Concord Baptist church and were in band together. He always impressed me as a very considerate and kind person. I looked up to both of his parents. Tommy had a wonderful family. They are in my prayers.

  8. Tom will always be a Great man, and my friend. I am so very thankful that I had the privilege to know Tom and spend time with him. I offer my deepest sympathy to the Staples family. I know he will be watching over us all. I love you Tom!

  9. Tom you and I had great times talking about cars and cats. Most of all is I have learned so much knowledge and wisdom from you. Very sweet and kind to everybody. Thank you for sharing your friendship with me and others as well. You will truly be missed. My condolences for the staples family. God bless Tom

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